X Factor Top 4 Revealed After Surprising Double Elimination — See Results!
By Shari Weiss | 8:58 pm, December 5th, 2013
“The X Factor” has its Top 4!
The season 3 semifinalists were unveiled during Thursday’s dramatic results show, where two acts disappointingly got the boot.
Ellona Santiago was immediately eliminated after it was revealed she scored the lowest amount of votes, prompting mentor Demi Lovato to exclaim, “This is ridiculous!”
“I’m actually really speechless and disappointed,” Lovato said, adding that Santiago now joins other ill-fated contestants this season that shockingly went home.
Later, the next lowest vote-getters, Rion Paige and Carlito Olivero, had to sing in a “final showdown” (each for the second time this season) to determine who would get to stay in the competition — and who would be sent home.
Paige performed “The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert, followed by Olivero performing “You Make Me Wanna” by Usher.
Lovato, Paige’s mentor, kicked off the deliberations, voting to cut Olivero, while his coach Paulina Rubio voted for Paige to go.
Kelly Rowland voted to send home Paige for the second week in a row, leaving the final decision in the hands of Simon Cowell.
And his vote for Paige made her ouster official, with the music mogul saying he believed Olivero needed this chance more than the 13-year-old.
Santiago and Paige’s double elimination means Lovato no longer has any contestants left in the competition, despite starting with a few early standouts.
Check out the full Top 4 below, and tell us who you’re rooting for.
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BOYS CONTESTANTS (Paulina Rubio)
OVER 25 CONTESTANTS (Kelly Rowland)
GROUP ACTS (Simon Cowell)